Road to JAL crash site improved
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
2009/8/1UENO, Gunma Prefecture--Improvements to a road built to enable aging mourners to reach the site of the nation's worst air disaster on a mountain ridge here have been completed.
The crash of JAL Flight 123 on Aug. 12, 1985, killed 520 of the 524 passengers and crew members aboard.
The repairs, which began this spring, were the first to be undertaken after the road to Osutaka-no-One ridge was built soon after the accident.
The improvements include 830 stairs and 438 meters of handrails on steep portions.(IHT/Asahi: August 1,2009)